From the Winter 2021 Issue

Top 5 Characteristics of Successful Insider Risk Management Programs

Shawn M. Thompson
Founder and CEO | ITMG

Corporations are increasingly focusing their efforts on preventing, detecting, and mitigating threats from insiders. As a result, many are mandating the creation of formal insider threat or insider risk management programs. With a dearth of standards on the topic, corporations are largely relegated to a trial-and-error approach. Unfortunately, too many companies forget about the “program” part and, instead, focus on piecemeal and ad hoc solutions. Resultantly, the question of how to best create effective programs is an ongoing concern. To that end, here are the top five common characteristics of successful insider risk management programs.
#1 – Identify Capability . . .

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